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>>> on our broadcast tonight, the crisis following the killing of an american ambassador in libya, murdered along with three other americans as the consulate is attacked. the president says justice will be done, but what sparked this furious attack? the response is now part of the race for president. mitt romney is taking fire tonight for the way he went on the attack politically. >>> also tonight, who we are, the mbers that will get your attention about the number of americans struggling to pay for food and gas and medical care. >>> and making an addition to the classroom, that is turning out to be a powerful idea. and as apple unveils the newest iphone, guess what just became obsolete? >> in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, he was a u.s. foreign service officer, a diplomat representing his country, all he ever wanted to be. he was not the type who asked for cushy assignments, quite the contrary. be, chris steven was the u.s. ambassador to libya, killed last night in the attack in the city of benghazi. a total of four americans were killed
the state department is taking no chances. lester? >> jim maceda in cairo, thank you. >>> now to libya where we are learning new details about the attack that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador there. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is in benghazi tonight where he has an exclusive with the president of libya tonight about what happened. good evening. >> reporter: the details of the attack that killed the american ambassador and three others may not be clear. according to libya's president there is no doubt in his mind who is responsible for the attack. the charred remains of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libya's president said today the attack was not the aftermath of a spontaneous outburst of street protests over an anti-islam movie. >> i have no doubts about this. it is a preplanned attack. very sinister. with criminal intentions. >> reporter: for the first time president mohamed magariaf said it wasn't just libyans involved in the attack. without giving details he said foreigners participated in planning and orchestrating the assault. >> we have assumptions and we have some infor
this week in libya, as the president vows the sacrifice will never be forgotten. >>> meanwhile, the rage against americans grows more violent. our team is on the ground in libya and egypt. >>> and here it looks like it is done on the teacher's ke, being watched across this country. >>> cold case, a little girl who never came home, and tonight, half a century later, a man whose alibi fell apart. >>> also, the royal uproar over new and intruding photos on kate middleton and her husband. >>> and tonight, invoking the memory of diana, nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, the news got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is really the cradle of the arab spring in cairo, where the ambassador was stormed. benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this
, in tonight for brian. it has been more than two weeks since the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. tonight, a rare reversal, tonight, the intelligence officials say they originally got it wrong. patience is slow with the investigation, and shifting explanations from the administration. tonight, members of congress from both parties are demanding answers, and on the ground in libya, the american officials sent to piece this case together can't even get to the scene of the attack. we begin tonight with our justice correspondent, pete williams in washington, good evening. >> reporter: savannah, it is a very unusual statement, the top officials admitted today that the attacks that were spontaneous were wrong, but getting answers to exactly what did happen has not been that easy. the u.s. understanding of what happened in libya said a spokesperson for the director of national intelligence continues to evolve. tonight, the dni says "we revised our initial assessment to reflect the intelligence." they believe it was an organized att
>>> on our broadcast tonight, days of rage, egypt, libya, now yemen, the protests against the u.s. are spreading. we're live tonight in cairo and tripoli. >>> also tonight, a navy seal who lost his life in the attack on the consulate. >>> and new numbers, and what we're polling, including what the post-convention bounce has done for the president in a critical state at a critical time. >>> your money, a big announcement on the economy, what it could mean for mortgages, with retirement savings and jobs for a lot of americans. >>> and a big moment for the duchess of cambridge, why what she is drinking is getting so much attention. nightly news begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, tonight, across a huge and uneasy region, where arab spring has long ago faded into something more complicated. today there were anti-u.s. protests in no fewer than 11 separate locations. today, the violence is in cairo where the protesters stormed the u.s. embassy. then the terrible lightning attack on the u.s. consu
ambassador in the consulate in libya? was it a protest gone bad, or terrorists? school lunch, when breakfast is normally served. why tonight, schools are serving lunch at hours that makes no sense >>> and allergies, why people who never complained before are suffering right now. >>> also tonight, making a difference report, nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, it won't bring back the u.s. ambassador or the three other americans who were murdered, including two former navy s.e.a.l.s, but tonight, what happened the night they died, the storming of that u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, is being labelled the terrorist attacks. that was not the initial story we begin with what it does mean. our chief correspondent, andrea mitchell, good evening. >>> good evening, tonight, the white house confirmed the attack was an act of terror, officials say by al qaeda members. but big whens remain about when it was planned and why initial reports were wrong under heavy guard, secretary of state hillary clinton, arriving in libya today to attend a mem
christopher stevens at the u.s. embassy compound in benghazi, libya, new reporting tonight on the security situation before the fatal attack. >> reporter: today, the burned out consulate in benghazi is sealed off, and security is tight. but why was there not more security the night that four americans were killed over the weekend, the ambassador, susan rice claims, there was a strong security presence at the consulate. >> we had security personnel in benghazi, a significant number, and tragically, must be the four were two u.s. security personnel. >> reporter: but other sources contradict that account, saying the two former seals, glenn dougherty and tyrone woods, who saved lives were not in libya to provide personal security for the ambassador or for consulate personnel and u.s. officials say consulate security consisted of a u.s. regional security officer and a local militia, known as the february 17th group, which guarded the outpost. chris stevenss often had little security detail >> the security there was very low, i would characterize it as no security whatsoever. shocking and irresp
're learning more about the attack on the american consulate in benghazi, libya, which killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the obama administration says it was a planned terrorist attack, and the fbi is investigating a possible al qaeda link, and an issue that secretary of state hillary clinton discussed today. meanwhile, ann curry sat down with the president of libya to discuss the situation. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that. and it is a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the original attack? >> mortars -- >> reporter: they were used in the attack? >> yes. >> reporter: and do you know how many mortars were used? >> about 500. >> reporter: and you were saying they were fired with such accuracy that this could not have been done by somebody who didn't have experience? >> experience and knew what he was doing. >> reporter: and this is what is helping to convince you that this was a pre-planned attack, not a r
over what really happened in libya to new saber-rattling between israel and iran. now a series of deadly attacks on u.s. and coalition troops in afghanistan, including two more inside attacks by afghan police. in all, eight troops have died, including six americans. the number of american and nato troops killed this year by afghan security forces has climbed to 51. tonight the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, is calling the so-called blue on green attacks a serious threat to the war effort. our team has it all covered. we begin in kabul with nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. richard. >> reporter: good evening, lester. how do you fight a war when your supposed allies are attacking you? these attacks are vicious. they are hard to defend against. today the chairman of the joint chiefs said something has to change. afghan security forces turned their guns on u.s. and nato troops yet again. today it was in zabul near the pakistani border at a remote observation post where u.s. and afghan troops work in close quarters. afghan police killed
on "meet the press" with david gregory. overseas now to libya where there were more protests today, but not the anti-american protests we have seen across other parts of the middle east and north africa. they were protesting instead against groups they believe are responsible for the attack on the u.s. embassy. >> reporter: in benghazi, the birthplace of libya's revolution, thousands took to the streets demanding dozens of the country's militias be dismantled. >> we have to make just one army in libya. >> reporter: what began as a peaceful protest ended in a clash with armed groups that came to dominate the city in response to the september 11 attack of the u.s. consulate that killed four americans, they stormed a group they claim was involved in the assault. within hours protesters in the compound forced militia members to flee. at least 11 protesters were killed and dozens injured in clashes. cnn reports it found a copy of ambassador stevens's personal journal after the attack and that stevens wrote about how he feared for his life in the newly liberated country. his step-father
people were killed. still, a result of that anti-muslim video. but in benghazi, libya, where the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed last week, a different kind of demonstration. thousands of libyans turned out to support the u.s., and even storming an islamic headquarters. >>> and now the emotional visit to this country, by the nobel prize recipient, aung san kyi was awarded the congressional gold medal on her first visit to the u.s. since she was freed after years under house arrest. nbc's ann curry sat down for a rare interview with her today, she is with her in the studio today. >> that is absolutely right, aung san kyi endured 15 years of house arrest, fighting for democracy in myanmar, separated from her husband who was dying, before she was finally released. she is now a member of her country's parliament. and we again by asking her about her meeting with president obama >> it is a privilege, and it is also -- i like your president. >> reporter: did you ask him to lift economic sanctions on burma? >> i have already discussed this with members of your congre
on the unrest in libya and the middle east. at times emotional. >> the attacks on the civilians from benghazi were attacks on americans. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. and on this we must agree. there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> reporter: president obama also appeared to draw a real line in the sand about iraq's nuclear weapons. >> let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through true diplomacy and we need the time and space to do so. a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: but the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfy mitt romney. >> we can look at the record for the last four years s.iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? and we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: it was a whirlwind day of media appearances for both romney and the president. it was hard to miss them, either physically in new york or on tv. >> i'm just supposed to be eye candy here for you guys. >> and both trying to one-up each other in
to the killing of u.s. ambassador, libya, chris stevens. three other americans died in that attack. >>> so, governments around the world restrict the mocking of mohommed or should we be standing up for free speech, especially when it ts scary and dangerous? let me know what you think. send us an e-mail. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> mitt romney shifting from defense to offense. aggressively attacking the president on the economy. in the very tight race for the white house, showing him trailing in three key states. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> raising campaign cash in atlanta, mitt romney worked to steer his message back to the economy and away from the secret recorded comments he made to campaign donors. >> the question of this campaign is not who cares about the poor and the middle class. i do, he does. the question is, who can help the poor and the middle class? i can, he can't. >> number two on the republican ticket spent wednesday looking for votes in virginia where a new poll of likely voters shows president obama leading romney by four points. he's also up by six po
obama. implying he has not done enough to confront foreign policy challenges in libya, egypt, and iran. >> we feel we're at the mercy of events. rather than shaping events. >> romney then headed for the campaign trail in ohio where he is joining running mate, paul ryan, in a bus tour of the key battleground state. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> and president obama is campaigning in ohio tomorrow. a new washington post poll of likely voters shows the president leading romney in ohio 52-44 percent. >>> the civil war in syria, the hot topic at those united nations meetings, the secretary general demanding global action to stop the fighting. an international charity claims that kids are now traumatized for life after they witnessed the devastation and perhaps endure torture as well. the group is now pleading with the international community. help syria's youngest victims. >>> a ceremony today in la plata, honoring soldiers missing in action all the way from the vietnam war. this marks the culmination of an effort to make charles county the first county in maryland to
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